Recent in Month: December 2011

Motorola DROID Xyboard Gets a $50 Price Reduction

Dec 30th - The Motorola DROID Xyboard hasn’t been out long and it’s already getting a price cut. It’s not a huge one – $50 – but it’s a good step forward to making this device attractive enough for rapid consumer interest. The 10.1 inch Xyboard is now $480 after debuting at $530. These prices are on two-year ...

Nielsen: Samsung, Motorola and HTC Top Five in Recent Smartphone Market Share

Dec 30th - Nielsen’s ringing in with their end-of-the-year lists of top brands, companies and web destinations. One that caught our eye, of course, was the smartphone manufacturer chart. They pulled data from the months of August 2011 through October 2011. This isn’t overall OEM market share but gives an idea of the trends that were developing leading ...

Motorola ATRIX 2 & Motorola DROID Bionic Fastboot Files Available for Download

Dec 30th - Motorola Atrix 2 and Motorola DROID Bionic users can now download fastboot files for their devices as XDA has made them available for you guys, just as they did for the DROID RAZR. Fasstboot files are basically like the SBF files of yesteryear, allowing users to bring their devices back from the brink of death ...

Samsung Epic 4G, LG Optimus 3D and More Gain CM7 Support

Dec 30th - Some new devices have finally been added to CyanogenMod’s list of supported devices. We’ve got the Samsung Epic 4G and LG Optimus 3D as notable additions. We’re also seeing support for the LG Optimus Black, Optimus Hub and Optimus Pro. These devices are on the list for CM7, of course, though we don’t expect all ...

Verizon Gives Us Insight Into What’s Going On With These December LTE Outages

Dec 30th - This month, Verizon and their consumers have suffered through three different LTE outages, one lasting as long as half a day. Up until now we haven’t really gotten word from Verizon regarding what exactly is going on, just quick statements from them confirming there were outages and that service is restored. After the third time ...

Cyanogen Mod Team Bringing Custom Google Music App To All Devices

Dec 29th - If you though the Cyanogen Mod launcher — Trebuchet — was the only thing CM9 had going for it you’d be wrong. Turns out those wild boys are also working on a modified version of the Google Music player app. Andrew Neal, one of the team’s devs, broke it down for everyone mentioning there will ...

Galaxy Nexus Battery Now 50% Off At Verizon Wireless – $20 For A Limited Time

Dec 29th - If your recent Galaxy Nexus purchase found the battery life to be a bit… lacking, I have some good news. Verizon Wireless has the official Samsung — NFC enabled — 1850 mAh batter for only $20. That’s half-off the original asking price! Let me tell you, there’s nothing quite as liberating as having a spare ...

Apple Applies For “Face Unlock” Patent – Sounds Awfully Familiar

Dec 29th - I don’t want to anyone to dismiss this post as simple Apple bashing troll post but this is getting a bit ridiculous. Apple has recently applied to the USPTO for yet another patent on a technology not only currently in use today — but a main feature in Android 4.0; Face Unlock. Apple’s application describes ...

Gameloft Weekend Sale Starts NOW – All Games Only 99 Cents

Dec 29th - Gameloft’s weekend sale is in full effect dropping the price of every single one of their paid titles in the Android Market to a mere 99 cents. If you’re first instinct is to jump on their newly released Modern Combat 3 (you’re not alone), Gameloft did mention that although currently excluded form the promotion, the ...